What’s the best way to convince a publisher that you have a platform to promote your books so they take your query letter and your book proposal seriously?
‘I used my blog to sell X hundred/thousand copies of my first book.’
What’s the next best way, if you are an unpublished author with a popular blog?
‘I haven’t been published yet, but I’ve used my blog to sell X hundred/thousand copies of other books in the same genre.’
Even if it isn’t mentioned in your publishing contract, your publisher would still want you to do your best to promote your book. In a previous post, I had shared some ideas on why an author needs to have a blog irrespective of whether you are going for traditional publishing, self-publishing, printed books, ebooks. Having a blog is less important than having an ‘effective’ blog.